It gave us great pleasure to present this special lifetime achievement award to Thomas Hywel James (known as Hywel) during the CILIP Cymru Wales conference in Llandudno. He is respected amongst his peers and Librarianship has been described as his calling, it was felt that his encyclopaedic knowledge of the public library sector, commitment to the building of access to Welsh materials and dedication to the service, has built a strong library service that works in partnership with others. Upon receiving this recognition his reply was " Diolch am y cydweithio - gorau gyda'n gilydd" ("Thank you for all the working together – we’re always best when we work as one")
We wish him all the best in his next chapter. Llongyfarchiadau Hywel.